Stephen Katona

Rookie - 703 Points (26th November 1970 / Manchester, UK)

Paul the Octopus and his World Cup Success


A common octopus called Paul,
Became famous in the world of football,
When he managed to guess,
Team Germany's success,
At the World Cup in 2010,
Over and over again.

Like all of his kind,
He was colour blind,
But liked shapes well defined,
Choosing Germany, Serbia and Spain,
Whose flags all contain,
Horizontal layers,
When he knew nothing of players.

Perhaps stripes Gold, Red and Black,
Reminded him of a favourite snack.
So it turns out it was only chance,
That told him who would advance.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: Animals

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I wrote this poem at the same time as some other octopus poems not thinking how relevant it was for the world cup. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw google had used Paul as part of their animation on the same day I'd decided to upload it.

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